Dancing With the

Turlock Stars

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Donnie Swanson - Choreographed by Liz Hallack performing with Danielle Robinette

Donnie Swanson- Donnie is a lifelong resident of Turlock. Donnie is the Dean of Students at Turlock High School and has been with Turlock Unified since 2010. Donnie is a country kid who attended Mt. View and Chatom and then was a Turlock High Bulldog! Donnie feels blessed to be a part of the DWTTS Family (we feel the same) and is excited to be helping amazing local charities! Donnie has worked with two partners throughout this process and has “loved” getting to know both of them and feels that he made two new lifelong friends. In his spare time, Donnie enjoys spending time his family and friends and when not working enjoys a little time on the golf course. Donnie’s “child” is a six month old Goldendoodle named Ginger.


Danielle Robinette- Danielle started dancing at the age of 2 and never looked back! In fact, she has made it her career! Danielle grew up dancing at the Deborah Morgan Dance Studio in Turlock. While there, she had the opportunity to compete, perform, and learn from professional choreographers worldwide. Her love for dance grew as she graduated from high school and went on to earn a degree in Dance from San Jose State University. Danielle is the owner of Ripon Academy of Dance where she gets to do what she loves and gives so many children the chance to fall in love with dance too! Danielle has incredibly supportive parents and a wonderful husband, Ryan that shares her passion for dance and their studio. Danielle and Ryan are the proud parents of Malachi, 6, Casen, 3, and Hartley, 1.


Liz Hallack - Choreographer Liz has been busy entertaining others with her dancing for over 25 years! She has earned a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from Fresno Pacific University and a Physical Education Credential from California State University Stanislaus and is currently a representative of the Beyer High School Dance Production. She has received a total of 7 Best Choreography awards at various dance competitions such as Spotlight Dance Cup, Nexstar Dance, and Energy Dance Competitions. DWTTS is proud to say she was their 2016 Best Showmanship Award Winner! Liz LOVES her dogs and is a foster Mom for Kate’s Animal Rescue! And, the most exciting news of all…………Liz is expecting her first child, a baby girl, in just a couple of weeks! We are so excited for you Liz!